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Old 02-02-2015, 11:23 AM
 
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Everything has gone digital these days. Nobody buys albums or compact discs anymore, they download songs of iTunes or stream through Spotify. Nobody buys DVDs anymore, they watch Netflix or Hulu for entertainment. If people like to read books or magazines, they download ebooks and magazines off their tablets.

I am guilty of streaming, downloading, Netflixing, and reading ebooks just as much as everyone else but it makes me sad to see everyone going digital these days. Kids today will never appreciate the anticipation of listening to a CD in full or opening up a crisp new book.
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:19 PM
 
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Yes we still buy dvds, books, and subscribe to a few magazines.
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:35 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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DVDs, rarely.
CDs, never.
Books, yes.
Magazines, meh. Never was very much into them.
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:50 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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"Does Anyone Buy Compact Discs, DVDs, Books, or Magazines Anymore? "

Sure, people do.
IF no one was buying them, they would not be available anymore....
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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I'm amassing a big DVD and CD collection right now. Prices are so low that it would be a crime not to do so.
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:57 AM
 
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I don't buy that many DVDs, maybe two a year and usually not movies, but documentaries - travel, cooking, any subjects I'm interested in at the time. I buy a couple of books a year. I frequently buy magazines that I don't currently subscribe to - they are practically giving away magazine subscriptions these days. You buy one and they give a gift to your friends even. Still, I find it hard to pass up a good magazine on the stands - it's an impulse buy. I love magazines because I can tear the pages out that I like - how can you tear a digital page out? Even if you could, it would be harder to find it. Maybe, I am not making sense because it's late.
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Everything has gone digital these days. Nobody buys albums or compact discs anymore, they download songs of iTunes or stream through Spotify. Nobody buys DVDs anymore, they watch Netflix or Hulu for entertainment. If people like to read books or magazines, they download ebooks and magazines off their tablets.

I am guilty of streaming, downloading, Netflixing, and reading ebooks just as much as everyone else but it makes me sad to see everyone going digital these days. Kids today will never appreciate the anticipation of listening to a CD in full or opening up a crisp new book.
Let's see........ordered and received the third season of ST:TNG in DVD last week. Have the first season of "Judging Amy" (in PAL DVD) on order. Bought the works of Mauricio Garces Recuerdos De Nuestro Cine 6 Peliculas (La Cama, Como Atrapar a Un Don Juan,el Criado Malcriado, Esperame En Siberia Vida Mia, La Otra Mujer, Napoleoncito) in DVD in October. Picked up a Sandahl Bergman flick in VHS, they were kind enough to send me a DVD copy as well, that same month.

I often hit 1/2 Price Books and come home with oodles of books, lots of VHS, some CD, a few LP's, a cassette tape every now and then.

At festivals, I buy albums of Tartanic and Circa Paleo on CD. If I need to learn a belly dance routine, I find out the name of the album that the teacher has and then go to Amazon to order it

FURTHER, I don't use Netflix, don't watch anything on Hulu, don't download songs, do not know this Spotify.

A and B at least.

A: I make out like a bandit with the surplus economy by having the infrastructure to use it. Further, I can get my hands on it when it isn't in a "common" format of this modern world. Lack of Region 1 does not stop me.

B: Buying the CD at festival when the group is playing is a lot more fun than sitting at the computer and doing it afterwards. One gets into the energy of them, gets to feel part of the crowd.

As far as books go, if it isn't at 1/2 Price then it is something special like "Death and Deliverance" by Robert Mason Lee or "Just Wind: Tales Of Two Pilots Under Pressure"
by William Armstrong Jr. which aren't necessarily available in "modern" format......not that I would go for a Kindle anyhow. There is something more moving to actually reading a book, especially about a personal quest, than doing it on a computer.
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, MD
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I'm amassing a big DVD and CD collection right now. Prices are so low that it would be a crime not to do so.
I have to agree there. I buy CDs all the time at our Goodwills and they only charge $2 a CD. You do have to check though, that they aren't scratched up or that the disc is still there and the right one. I also buy them at FYE all the time, although I hate the stickers they put on some of the cases. Some come right off, while others resist all attempts for removal.

I started collecting about 2 and a half years ago and am up to almost 500 CDs and about 60 music DVDs.
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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The last magazine subscriptions are running out and we are down to a couple of DVDs a year. In the case where an artist won't allow his music to be sold on line a single is more likely to be stolen then a full CD is to be bought
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:25 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I occasionally buy books, but they are reference-type books vs. fiction. We don't buy CDs or DVDs anymore, as we do the digital downloads.
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